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1999 No. 268

FEES AND CHARGES

The European Economic Interest Grouping (Fees) Regulations 1999

Made

2nd February 1999

Laid before Parliament

8th February 1999

Coming into force

1st March 1999

The Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, with the consent of the Treasury, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 56(1) and (2) of the Finance Act 1973(1) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:–

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the European Economic Interest Grouping (Fees) Regulations 1999 and shall come into force on 1st March 1999.

2.  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires–

the Act” means the Companies Act 1985(2);

“the EC Regulation” means Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2137/85 of 25th July 1985 on the European Economic Interest Grouping(3);

EEIG” means a European Economic Interest Grouping formed in pursuance of article 1 of the EC Regulation;

“the principal Regulations” means the European Economic Interest Grouping Regulations 1989(4);

“the relevant Community obligations” means the Community obligations of the United Kingdom under article 39 of the EC Regulation;

“the registrar of companies” has the meaning specified in section 744 of the Act(5); and

“basic set of microfiche copies” means a set of copies of the records relating to one EEIG kept by the registrar of companies in the form of microfiche copies.

3.  The fees payable in connection with the services and facilities provided by the Department of Trade and Industry in pursuance of the relevant Community obligations relating to the matters set out in the first column of the Schedule to these Regulations, implemented in part by the principal Regulations, are the fees payable to the registrar of companies set out in the second column of the Schedule.

4.  The European Economic Interest Grouping (Fees) Regulations 1989(6) are hereby revoked.

Kim Howells

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Competition and Consumer Affairs,

Department of Trade and Industry

1st February 1999

We consent

Jane Kennedy

Jim Dowd

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury.

2nd February 1999

Regulation 3

SCHEDULEFEES TO BE PAID TO THE REGISTRAR OF COMPANIES

Matter in respect of which fee is payableAmount of fee

1.  For registration of an EEIG whose official address is in Great Britain under regulation 9 of the principal Regulations ... ... ... ...

£20.00

2.  For inspection of a basic set of microfiche copies

£5.00

3.  For a basic set of microfiche copies–

  • delivered at an office of the registrar of companies ... ... ... ...

£5.00
  • delivered by post ... ... ... ...

£8.00

4.  For paper copies of records relating to an EEIG delivered at an office of the registrar of companies–

  • –if requested on the same occasion as an inspection of the records relating to that EEIG, or on the same occasion as a request for a basic set of microfiche copies relating to that EEIG, per page ... ... ... ...

£ .10p
  • if requested otherwise ... ... ... ...

£5.00 plus £1.00 for each document supplied

5.  For paper copies of records relating to an EEIG recorded and kept by the registrar of companies in the form of a microfiche copy, delivered by post–

  • in respect of one document ... ... ... ...

£9.00
  • –in respect of each further document relating to the same EEIG requested on the same occasion ... ... ... ...

£2.50p

6.  For paper copies of particulars registered in respect of an EEIG–

  • –delivered at an office of the registrar of companies ... ... ... ...

£ .10p per screen of information on a computer terminal
  • –delivered by post ... ... ... ...

£4.00 per copy of information in relation to the EEIG available on a computer terminal.

7.  For a certified copy of, or extract from, any record ... ... ... ...

£25.00

8.  For the registration of a charge under paragraph 4 of Schedule 4 to the principal Regulations per entry on the register of charges kept by the registrar of companies in respect of an EEIG ... ... ... ...

£10.00

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations prescribe the fees payable in connection with services and facilities provided by the Department of Trade and Industry in pursuance of the Community obligations of the United Kingdom under Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2137/85 of 25th July 1985 on the European Economic Interest Grouping, implemented in part by the European Economic Interest Grouping Regulations 1989.

The Regulations revoke the European Economic Interest Grouping (Fees) Regulations 1989 and prescribe the fees specified in the Schedule to the Regulations in place of the fees specified in the Schedule to the revoked Regulations.

The new fees are as follows:

(a)the fee for the registration of an EEIG whose official address is in Great Britain is £20 (Fee No. 1);

(b)the fee for inspection of a basic set of microfiche copies is increased from £3 to £5 (Fee No. 2);

(c)a new fee of £5 is introduced for a basic set of microfiche copies delivered at an office of the registrar of companies (Fee No. 3);

(d)a new fee of £8 is introduced for a basic set of microfiche copies delivered by post (Fee No. 3);

(e)a new fee of 10p per page is introduced for paper copies of records, if requested at an office of the registrar of companies at the same time as a request to inspect or to receive a basic set of microfiche copies (Fee No. 4);

(f)a new fee of £5 plus £1 per document is introduced for paper copies of records requested at an office of the registrar of companies in any other manner than that described in sub-paragraph (e) above (Fee No. 4);

(g)the fee for paper copies of microfiche records delivered by post is increased from £5.50 to £9, and for further documents relating to the same EEIG, requested on the same occasion, a new fee of £2.50 is introduced (Fee No. 5);

(h)a new fee of 10p per screen of information on a computer terminal is introduced in respect of paper copies of particulars delivered at an office of the registrar of companies (Fee No. 6);

(i)the fee for paper copies of particulars delivered by post is reduced from £5.50 to £4 per copy of information in relation to an EEIG available on a computer terminal (Fee No. 6);

(j)a new fee of £25 is introduced for a certified copy of, or extract from, any record (Fee No. 7); and

(k)a new fee of £10 is introduced for the registration of a charge (Fee No. 8).

Regulation 1 provides for the new fees to come into force on 1st March 1999.

(3)

O.J. No. L199, 31.7.1985, p. 1.

(4)

S.I. 1989/6138.

(5)

Section 744 has been amended in manner not relevant to these Regulations.

(6)

S.I. 1989/950 as amended by S.I.s 1990/1203, S.I. 1991/1228 and 1994/2327.

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